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Blockbuster Looking Into Possible Bankruptcy Filing

Would You Be Bummed If Blockbuster Went Bankrupt?

Rumor has it that Blockbuster is looking into bankruptcy as a possibility, which doesn't come as a huge surprise given the many other movie-renting options out there (not to mention the withering state of consumer confidence). Still, the blue and gold movie house has been around for some time. Would you miss it?


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care0531 care0531 8 years
I had Netflix but I can't think that far in advance plus I have a bluray dvd player and they don't have bluray dvds. We usually only use our bluray now if we own the movie and we do payperview or ondemand.
care0531 care0531 8 years
LET ME TELL YOU! I liked when Blockbuster went to no late fees and I haven't rented from them in a while and when I renturned it a day too late I was charged for it. They have a new rental program too where you have to return it in 24 hours or you pay more to keep them longer and that was when I walked out that door and I said NEVER AGAIN RENT FROM BLOCKBUSTER! What a rip off and if they are struggling its because of their poor marketing and selling.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
Goodbye VHS, goodbye blockbuster. Blockbuster should have seen it coming and adapted more quickly.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Gosh No. I haven't rented from Blockbuster since 199something. Now Rite-Aid, that's a totaly different story.
cheechee524 cheechee524 8 years
The one thing I will miss about blockbuster is buying the cheap used DVDs!
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
I can't bring myself to care about a company that feels the need to censor movies.
rocketgirl rocketgirl 8 years
I would hate to lose Blockbuster. I don't think far enough ahead for Netflix, and the college town's library doesn't have much of a selection.
dioraddict dioraddict 8 years
Nope, Netflix is way more convenient. Plus, Blockbuster charges late fees and I would ALWAYS forget to turn the movies in on time.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
No, I just rent films from either iTunes or Pay-Per-View/Video On Demand. I do feel slightly "bummed" because Blockbuster used to be all the rage and it has no gone the way of the dinosaur; I'll sort-of miss driving by the place since I have memories of going there as a child.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
crystalm07 crystalm07 8 years
Blockbuster is way too expensive atleast around here. Love my Netflix.
smartiez smartiez 8 years
Yes. Ever since the Hollywood Video near my house closed down, I go to Blockbuster. I really don't like netflix, so I wouldn't have any other way to get my movies.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Maybe. My mom occasionally rents DVDs from Blockbuster and we watch them together. It would limit our movie watching time a bit since she's not very good at adapting to new stuff like Netflix...
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
i love blockbuster....i remember when they first opened and took all the other video store business out....aaawww memories. when will that happen to walmart....but seriously blockbuster.....where can i go to get movies where im in the moment...i might not want the same movie days later when i get it in the mail...and red-box is very limited. netflix is great to get tv dvd but not movies that i want RIGHT now....not very convenient.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Nope, we get Netflix and go to the library. If we want to watch a movie right away, we watch the "instant" movies on Netflix. I'm surprised more video rental places aren't going bankrupt, actually. Netflix is such a good concept and such a better deal than renting from an actual store.
emalove emalove 8 years
Do people still go here?? Everyone I know has Netflix or uses RedBox. All the Blockbuster stores (and other video stores, for that matter) near my house closed awhile ago.
dvdchris dvdchris 8 years
A company filing for bankruptcy has no effect on the average consumer. I never understood the obsession some people have with the dealings of the upper management of companies. Companies sometimes file for bankruptcy. This usually protects them from creditors as they re-organize their business. As for Blockbuster, this was proven to be false yesterday by 4pm Eastern time. Yet this rumor still persists. The fact is, the type of customers that frequent Blockbuster are not the same people that comment on internet forums. There is a huge percentage of the population that is very slow to move to different consumer habits. There are people that will NEVER stream movies online, rent DVDs by mail, use PPV, etc. These people are comfortable with physical media, going into a store, having a clerk/customer interaction, and browsing physical aisles of product. NOTHING else will replace that in the foreseeable future for these people.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
Nope. I still have a membership, but last time I went, the movie I rented was scratched and wouldn't play. I had to argue with the manager for 20 minutes before they offered to give me a free replacement rental.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
My friend's husband works for Blockbuster so I would be sad for her.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Nah. I use netflix or the library. If i really wanted something THAT NIGHT I would just download it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm a netflix customer, so it wouldn't really affect me. to be honest, there's just an ease to getting things delivered rather than going to BB. the one time that my fiance and i went there a couple weeks ago, they didn't have ANYTHING that we wanted to see in stock so it was kind of a wasted trip.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Netflix. I've actually never even been in a blockbuster. I've always lived around privately owned video stores that were waaaay better.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Nope. We use Neflix.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
Nope, we use the library.
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